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Kids in the Community Concert

When: Monday 21 June& Tuesday 22 June, 6pm.

Where: The Loons, 16 Canterbury Street

How much: $8

Bookings: The Loons 328 8230 or

See the Lyttelton community's after school children's groups demonstrate elements of their learning: Drama and Circus, Hip Hop dance, Rock School and Belly Dance will all feature in this 60 minute celebration of children's skills.

Matariki Celebrations

Matariki is the Māori name for a cluster of stars which is visible in the New Zealand night sky at a specific time of the year. Matariki re-appears in the dawn sky mid-winter signalling the start of the Māori New Year and the date changes each year according to the Māori lunar calendar.

Whakaraupo Carving Centre tutor Caine Tauwhare from local hapu Ngāti Wheke talks about the significance and traditions of Matariki here